Staying at Vista Cay Resort
Vista Cay Resort is an attractive lakefront vacation resort offering condominiums/suites and townhomes. One of the key advantages of the resort's location is that it's just minutes away from all the restaurants and entertainment on offer on International Drive. The resort's accommodations are well appointed 2 and 3 bedroom (2 bath) Deluxe and 2 and 3 Bedroom (2 bath) Premium condominium/suites. The townhomes are slightly larger and are configured as 3 bedroom (3.5 bath) properties. All of the vacation rental homes here are large and range in size from 1,800 to 2,300 sq.ft. They also provide free internet access (Wi-Fi) and come with fully equipped kitchens, large family rooms and dining rooms and enclosed furnished balconies.
Vista Cay Resort Amenities
Vista Cay has a beautifully landscaped Clubhouse and its manned 24 hour reception is designed to provide a central point for visitors to the community. The clubhouse also offers a range of facilities including a concierge desk, a small theater, a well equipped professional fitness room, a small business center with PCs, a full bar, a games room with a wide selection of arcade style games and machines.
Outside the clubhouse, there's a kids splash pool as well as the full Infinity Edge resort heated pool with a sun deck and a Jacuzzi spa. The whole area is furnished with sun loungers and pool furniture.
Vista Cay Resort on Youtube
In order to write our Central Disney Area Destination Reports, we visited each of the communities in the Orlando area and in a lot of cases we also recorded a brief video of the community and uploaded it to Youtube. We did this on our visit to Vista Cay Resort, which you can see by clicking below. These videos are fairly short and are simply intended to give an impression of the community and provide potential guests with more of a feel for the neighborhood.
Getting from Vista Cay Resort to the Attractions
Last year over one hundred and thirteen million tourists visited Florida. The majority of these spent either all, or part of their stay in Orlando. Florida is renowned as a world leader in tourism. But the jewel in the Florida's crown is Orlando and the theme parks that attract all these visitors. Central Florida's theme parks, whilst mainly in Orlando, are also spread south down to Tampa and are all accessible on a day trip from Vista Cay Resort. But it's not just about the theme parks and attractions; if you want to take the kids surfing at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic coast, or just feel like chilling at Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, then either one of these can be done on a day out. Both of these beaches are within a 90 minute drive of Vista Cay Resort.
The following figures reflect the drive time from Vista Cay Resort to the attraction or destination:
Disney World® Parks - 10+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 10 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 10 Minutes
Legoland - 25 Minutes
Universal Studios - 20 Minutes
Fantasy of Flight - 40 Minutes
Adventure Island, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Busch Gardens, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Kennedy Space Center - 75 Minutes
Cocoa Beach - 60 Minutes
Clearwater Beach - 90 Minutes
Golfing Near Vista Cay Resort
The attraction of Orlando for tourists is undoubtedly its theme parks but Orlando certainly does not begin and end with Mickey Mouse. With year-round warmth and 365 days of play, Orlando is a golfer's haven. Whether you're brand new to the game or a seasoned veteran, there is an almost overwhelming selection of high-quality golf courses. Many courses appeal to all skill levels of golfer as they challenge the better player and reward the beginner. It's always tee time in Orlando! Below are some golf courses near Vista Cay Resort with approximate driving times:
Mystic Dunes - 20 Minutes
Highlands Reserve - 35 Minutes
Reunion - 30 Minutes
The Reserve at Orange Lake - 25 Minutes
Champions Gate - 25 Minutes
Waldorf Astoria - 28 Minutes
Cypresswood Golf and Country Club - 32 Minutes
Oaks National Golf Club - 29 Minutes
Cassleberry Golf Club - 35 Minutes
Hawk's Landing - 28 Minutes
Restaurants and Shops near to Vista Cay Resort
The tourist area around Disney World® and Universal Studios offers a truly impressive selection of restaurants and takeouts. So, whatever the kids decide on for lunch and/or dinner, you'll find it nearby when you're staying in a Vista Cay Resort vacation rental home. Whilst there are restaurants close to Vista Cay Resort, the best selection of eateries is to be found nearby on International Drive. Here, you'll find dozens of restaurants and take outs and amongst these you'll find the following: Applebee's, Bahama Breeze, Black Angus Steak Restaurant, Bob Evans, Bonefish Grill, Boston Lobster Feast, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Charley's Steak House, Chili's, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Columbia, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Diromio's Pizza And Grill, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, Giovanni's Pizza, Golden Corral, Joe's Crab Shack, IHOP, Logan's Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Macaroni Grill, Manny's Original Chophouse, Miller's Ale House, Moor, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pollo Tropical, Ponderosa, Red Lobster, Retro Station, Rosies Smokin Hot BBQ, Sakura Asian Fusion, Savion's Place, Sizzler, Shoneys, Sweet Tomatoes, Tarantino's Italian, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, Thai Thani, The Catfish Place, Waffle House and finally Zaxby's. But this list is by no means exhaustive.
If you'd prefer to grab a quick bite, then there are also a myriad of fast food joints to choose from. These include: Arby's, Burger King, Checkers, Chick-fil-A, CiCi's Pizza, Cordovano Joe's Pizza , Crown Fried Chicken, Domino's Pizza, DQ Grill and Chill, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Long John Silver's, McDonalds, Panda Express, Papa John's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar and Grill , Subway, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Upper Crust Pizza and Wendy's.
If you're thinking of cooking at the villa, then you'll want to find a supermarket. Although there are no supermarkets in the immediate vicinity, there is a Publix about 10 minutesdrive of Vista Cay Resort. So, you'll never be too far away when you need to pick up that bottle of wine, or a few beers and the steaks for the poolside BBQ.
If you're looking for upscale shopping, then you'll need to head into Orlando. With its upscale malls, shopping outlets and boutiques, Orlando is a shopper's paradise. Designer brands and the hottest fashion trends are always in style at The Mall Millennia and The Florida Mall where shoppers will find top department stores offering incomparable service. Orlando's designer outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive, Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue, and the Lake Buena Vista Outlets, feature a wide selection from the world's top designers at incredible savings. With this many shopping options within a 30 minute drive, retail therapy is never too far away.
The Vista Cay Resort Weather
When staying in Florida, you'll never be more than seventy five miles from the coast, so as a result, the weather everywhere in the Sunshine state is influenced by the ocean. On top of that, the weather in the state is divided into two. The climatic split occurs at Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of the state. The region to north of the lake, which is where Vista Cay Resort is located, experiences weather which is classified as humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate.
So, when staying in Vista Cay Resort, Orlando, you should expect weather ranging from warm and pleasant during the Fall, Winter and Spring months and extremely hot and humid weather during the period of June thru to September. Florida is not known the Sunshine state by accident, the sun shines on most days and the temperature rarely ventures below 32°F / 0°C. Which explains why, over the past fifty years, Disney and Universal Studios have both made Florida, and in particular Orlando, their home.
If you visit Orlando's theme parks and attractions outside of the summer months, you should have a relatively dry and comfortable experience. But in summer months, it's going to be very hot and very humid most days, with temperatures in June, July and August reaching into the mid 90s F.
Alternative Vacation Homes to Vista Cay Resort
We would suggest that if you find a vacation rental home on Vista Cay Resort that meets your criteria, then you should inquire on its availability, but you should also continue to look for other homes, both on Vista Cay Resort and on other communities. So, we'll list a few examples starting with a couple of Davenport and Clermont communities which are further away from most of the attractions, but which are often priced more competitevely than vacation rental homes in the Kissimmee area. In the Davenport/Clerment areas, you might want to consider Champions Gate which is a very good community for golfers and Four Corners and also Tuscan Hills which is another great spot, if you're a golfer. If you're on a tighter budget, then take a look at Crescent Lakes . And then in the Kissimmee area, you might look at vacation rentals in Emerald Island which is close to Disney and Terra Verde , which again is close to the parks.
If you're looking to spend a little more, then we'd suggest checking out both Formosa Gardens, or Windsor Hills and also Windsor Palms which are both full resorts and so offer a different experience.
The quality of all of the vacation rental communities around Disney area is excellent and the generally the homes on these communities are of a very high quality. So, we'd suggest that as a first step in your hunt for a vacation home, you try and establish your needs including the planned dates of travel and the number of you traveling before contacting as many homeowners as possible. This will allow you to identify which vacation rental homes most closely suit your requirements. Whether it be availability dates, price, location, size of the property, facilities of the resort or community, etc, all of these should feature in your decision making process.
Driving Directions to Vista Cay Resort
Disney World's Magic Kingdom boasts the highest attendance figures of any theme park on the planet. But Universal Orlando, which has been improving both the quality of its parks and as a consequence, its visitor numbers, is nipping at Disney's heels. So, it's little surprise that all the US domestic, and most international airlines have attempted to capitilize on this success themselves by laying busy flight schedules to Orlando. The city is served by two international airports; Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando-Sanford Airport (SFB) which are 18 minutes and one hour's driving time, respectively from Vista Cay Resort.
A large number of flights arrive and depart Orlando International Airport each day, with Sandford far less well served. There are a number of driving routes from Orlando International Airport to Vista Cay Resort, but we generally advise on this one because of its simplicity. To reach Vista Cay Resort from Orlando International Airport, take FL-528W towards Orlando and continue until for 8 miles until reaching exit #2. Take exit 2 for Orangewood Boulevard until turning right after 1 mile onto Universal Boulevard, Turn left onto Lake Cay Pl and then immediately right onto Cayview Ave. Vista Cay Resort will be directly ahead.
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